Heather Craig on Curvaceous

Curvaceous

Another entry in the Mobile Photo Awards StoryLines series

Curvaceous was the winning image in the 2011 MPA Plants/Flowers Category

My “Curvaceous” image was created about half-way through my 365 project–I was committed to taking, processing, and posting a picture every day for an entire year. It was late in the evening and I was roaming the house looking for inspiration and this lone tulip caught my eye. I laid it on a lightbox and snapped a pic with my iPhone and from there brought it into several apps before my vision was realized. To me this image is more about beauty and sensuality, and less mysterious than what I often strive for, but I loved it from day one.


Curvaceous by Heather Craig

I’ve been a photographer for most of my life, and it’s quite simply an extension of who I am. It is a need as much as a desire, and I’ve come to realize that for me the muse often comes from the act itself, not necessarily a particular outcome. If I’m feeling artistically stuck, I just need to shoot…anything…and eventually I find the magic again.

The power of holding an entire art studio in your pocket is nothing short of amazing, and I’ve only just touched the envelope of possibilities there.

iPhonography has been an amazing ride for me….what started off as a toy has quickly become a powerful and wonderful tool. Coming from a traditional photography background, from 4×5 view cameras to current DSLRs, I love the immediacy and unrestrained nature of photographing with an iPhone. The power of holding an entire art studio in your pocket is nothing short of amazing, and I’ve only just touched the envelope of possibilities there.

My drive for creating images is as varied as the subjects I seek…..pretty much everything can move me. A piece of trash apped into beauty and abstraction one day, a straight black and white of simple shadow and form the next, or a funky mix of the two—-the amalgamation of  traditional painting and photography tools in one little device continues to inspire and amaze me.

It’s a grand time to be a photographer!

Heather Craig

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The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote the global phenomenon of mobile photography and art.  The awards are committed to presenting the art-form in galleries and exhibits. The MPA is the world's largest open gallery call and competition of its kind.
The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote and celebrate mobile photography and art. With fine-art exhibits, competitions and open gallery calls, the MPA is the world's largest event of it's kind.